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30 Fun Things To Do in Washington DC in 2022

As the ban over traveling has been lifted, you will be searching for places to explore. If that’s the case, I suggest you visit USA’s Capital, Washington DC. 

Wondering why? DC as it is otherwise known, has a lot of exciting events, and is full of talent performances, new exhibits, and free-of-cost museums. It is undoubtedly the most happening city in the United States.

Personally, it is one of my favorite cities. There’s something about it that I can’t describe that makes love the city. It’s one city I wouldn’t mind visiting multiple times.

It has a lot of things to do and see. And it has what I feel are some of the friendliest people. The culture is also very rich and diverse.

So here is a list of 30 things to do in Washington DC that will make you fall in love with the city.

1. Tour the White House and See Politics in Action

This is something that is not available in many countries but is possible in the United States. If you are looking for things to do in DC, you can call your congressional representative and ask for a free-of-cost tour of the Grand White House.

2. Pamper Yourself at the National Harbor

There is a lot to do at the National Harbor in DC, from shopping, dining, and strolling along the boardwalk.

3. Book a Room at Gaylord National Resort 

Are you interested in spending a night in luxury?

Book a room at this four-diamond-rated waterfront resort.

4. Be Adventurous at The Escape Game

Want some action?

Visit and have an excellent experience at these premium escape rooms in Georgetown, DC.

5. Smell the Cherry Blossoms Along the Tidal Basin

The tidal basin will provide you with beautiful scenery with pretty flowers and a 2-mile long pond.

You can paddle the boat while watching the sunset.

The Cherry Blossoms will be a bonus treat if you visit DC during Spring Season.

6. Shop at Eastern Market

The Eastern Market of Washington DC is the oldest and liveliest shopping center.

You can shop local and handmade crafts and enjoy live music.

7. Play a Spy at the International Spy Museum

If you like to play undercover agent, test your spy skills at the International Spy Museum and also check out the most extensive collection of spy-related artifacts.

8. Learn History at The Memorials

If you are a history buff, don’t forget to visit the three memorials:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial located along the Tidal Basin shore.

9. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

As the name suggests, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a place for you if you are into aircraft and aviation.

You must visit the National Gallery of Art if you’re an art lover.

You can also enjoy Jazz at National Gallery Art Sculpture Garden.

11. Praise the Art Performances at John F. Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, built and named after America’s famous Camelot president, is highly recommended for entertainment night.

12. Get on a Premier Dinner Cruise

Suppose you don’t feel seasick.

In that case, board the Odyssey cruise ship and enjoy delicious 3-course cuisine and 2-hours of entertainment with a view of Washington, DC.

13. Enjoy the Big Screen at National Harbor

Another thing to do at National Harbor is to watch films, awards, and big games with friends and families on an 18-by-32-foot outdoor Jumbotron. 

14. Attend a Free Concert at National Harbor

On Fridays, you can enjoy live music at National harbor’s Marina concert series, free of charge.

15. Break Your Budget at Tanger Outlets

It’s a one-stop market for all your needs.

Visit and discover outlets of your favorite brands and hunt for the best deals.

16. Sit on the Capital Wheel and Enjoy the View

One hundred eighty feet above the ground, or in this case, above the Potomac River, the gondolas are the best place to view the DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

17. National Zoo and Conversation Biology Institute

If you are a fan of wildlife or have kids, make sure to visit the Smithsonian’s Zoo, which is spread on 163 acres of land and has 2,700 animals.

18. Get Closer to Your Favorite Band at 9:30 Club

Even being the most famous music club in America, 9:30 has a small setting.

It allows you to hear your favorite bands sing live standing in front of you.

19. Get Photographed by Flytographer Private Photo Shoot

When visiting DC, contact this photography tour and let him capture your best vacation memories.

20. At Night, Explore the Washington DC’s Monuments 

You can use electric car service at night, tour Washington DC’s landmarks with a small group, and achieve a personalized experience.

21. Join a Walk Tour for Sightseeing and a Workout

If you are a daily workout person or an athlete, you must join the DC’s sightseeing walking tour.

It includes a fitness class and a tour of Washington, DC’s most recognizable attractions.

22. Hop Aboard a One-Stop Sightseeing Trolley 

Take a 90-minute Washington DC trolley tour to discover the nation’s capital, departing at the Washington DC Welcome Center.

23. Set on Food and History Tours

If you are not well aware of the city’s routes and eateries, hop along with this food and history tour and explore four different eateries and learn the inside history of DC.

24. Sail the Chesapeake Bay Private Cruise

Choose from various convenient trip schedules and climb the sailboat, 42 feet (12 meters) long.

If you desire, you can assist the crew in hoisting the sails.

25. Ride with Washington DC Viator Exclusive Tours

This 2-hour cycling tour in Washington DC commemorates the US capital’s world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival.

26. Be a Part of History at The US Holocaust Memorial Museum

If you are a history fanatic, no place will give you the taste of natural history than this museum dedicated to the Holocaust’s atrocities during World War II.

27. Soak the Scenery at Washington National Cathedral

It’s the world’s sixth-largest cathedral, built in the Gothic style. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens, providing a lovely ambiance for visitors.

28. Activate Yourself at Rock Creek Park

It is a popular spot for bicycling, skating, running, and even horseback riding in Washington, DC.

29. Get Inspired at Hirshhorn Museum 

This spectacular cylindrical building housed the self-made Wall Street millionaire Joseph Hirshhorn’s 20th-century paintings and sculptures.

30. Relax at Meridian Hill Park

Here you can plan a relaxing picnic in front of the Cascading Waterfall or head to the upper mall for music and events.


The USA’s Capital City has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment and history.

Whenever you visit, the above-listed things to do in Washington, DC, will assist you in planning your vacations accordingly.

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